California League of Latin American Citizens

C.A.L.L.A.C. – Affiliated with the National League of Latin American Citizens

P.O. Box 433 Torrance CA 90508-0433 Tel: 213.787.5476

February 22, 2013 President Barack H. Obama c/o Ronald Rodgers, Pardon Attorney Office of the Pardon Attorney Department of Justice 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 11000 Washington, DC 20530 By Fax: 202-616-6069 Honorable President Barack H. Obama: The California League of Latin American Citizens (CALLAC) is hopeful that you will endorse the Commutation of Sentence application from Ramiro R. Muniz (#40288-115). His dear wife, Mrs. Irma Muniz, and all of our members implore that Mr. Muniz can return to his hometown, to live out his life with his beloved wife, and their families and friends, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Muniz and her husband's supporters have worked nonstop since 1994, to help gain Mr. Muniz's freedom because we all love, respect and believe in him, that he is a good and gentle man who is a threat to no one in or out of prison. He was a football star in high school who made us all proud, he was involved in student government, and went on to Baylor University on a scholarship where he coached football and graduated from law school so he could serve our communities. He was never involved in gangs or violent activities. I personally heard Ramiro Muniz speak in 1974 when, as part of my internship for Field Work in Barrio Studies, a pre-requisite for my Chicano Studies major at CSU Northridge (double major with Political Science), I worked with an organizing group in the City of San Fernando. He singularly impressed me as one of the best speakers I have ever heard

in my entire life. He was an inspiration to an entire generation of politically conscience Chicana/o activists not only in his native Texas, but throughout the United States. Mr. Muniz helped many poor people as a practicing attorney, and even ran for Governor of Texas in the Seventies to make life better for us all. We can assure you this husband and father, now age 70, has all the love, support and good character he will need, to lead a productive life, in society once he is permitted to return home. We will all be eternally grateful, to you and Ronald Rodgers of DOJ, if you do commute Mr. Muniz's sentence, Mr. President. Respectfully Yours,

Jan B. Tucker State Director, CALLAC


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